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Security Systems for the Self Storage Industry from Midwest Security & Fire

DigiGuard Wireless Door Sensor Replacement Battery

Midwest Security & Fire installs and services security and access systems for the Self Storage industry throughout Minnesota. One of the system manufacturers we have worked with is Digitech. Digitech has and continues to go through many changes in the products and organization if the business. 

 Several years back Digitech came out with a new product featuring wireless door alarms for the units doors in a self storage facility. This system was designed to install or retrofit an existing facility to have individual door alarms for each storage unit and sound an alarm should a unit be broken into when occupied by a tenant. The company that manufactured the wireless transmitters and accessories for that product went out of business and therefore Digitech was no longer able to support the product. This was a pretty bad deal for the facility owners who purchased the products for their facilities some of which had 500 or more door alarms.

 Midwest Security & Fire provides service and maintenance for one of these facilities using the Digitech DigiGuard wireless door transmitters sensors and in an effort to provide support for the facility has been able to source spare parts and accessories until recently. The company that was providing the replacement battery assembly pack no longer makes that part. After many exhaustive hours of searching and research Midwest was able to locate the parts necessary to build a replacement battery assembly pack for the existing transmitters. This has allowed us to continue supporting the existing door alarm system for many more years and save the facility owner a costly total system replacement.

If you are looking for the Digitech DigiGuard replacement battery assembly pack contact us at 218-825-8844 or info@midwestsecurityandfire.com for more information. We will provide a quotation for your quantity desired.

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Low Temperature and Freeze Up alarms for Residential Home Security Systems

Adjustable Low Temperature Sensor

I just went out to get todays mail and was reminded that winter and cold temperatures are here again. It has been a mild winter so far with little snow and less than average temperatures but that won’t last long. Extreme cold temperature and snow will be here soon enough.

Since many of our customers are second home owners, seasonal residents, or homeowners who may be on vacation during cold periods, we offer low temperature or freeze sensors in their homes. The sensors detect a temperature condition and the alarm system communicates that information with our monitoring center. Our operators notify the homeowner or responsible parties to the condition. POur systems aslo have the ability to adjust temperatures as an option.

Every year we have several of these sensors that activate and we find that the heating system is not working to heat the home. While there are many reasons for this occuring, notification and response to the event is critcal to preventing damages in the home. I have seen homes destroyed by furnace failure and the resulting damages caused by frozen pipes and water damage.

To have this feature installed or added to your existing system, just give us a call at 218-825-8844 or send us an email at info@midwestsecurityandfire.com  . You may find more information about Midwest Security & Fire and our products we install at www.midwestsecurityandfire.com

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Minnesota / North Dakota Fire Alarm Installation and Service

Minnesota / North Dakota Fire Alarm Installation and Service

A few months ago we traveled to Spirit Lake North Dakota to rough in the installation of a Fire Alarm and Emergency Call System for the Spirit Lake Elderly Care Center near Devils Lake North Dakota. The project is owned by the Spirit Lake Tribe of North dakota and is a Housing project for the Elderly. We are working on the project for a local Electrical Contractor and large Commercial  Builder.

The project is going well and we are due to complete the project in teh first two weeks of January 2012.

Midwest Security & Fire has served customers throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Idaho, Illinios, Ohio, and Wyoming.  Security, Fire Alarms, Access Control (card access systems) and Surveillance Systems are our specialty. We install and service systems from a variety of manufactures and are trained and certified ion many product lines. Our entire staff are licensed and our company is bonded and insured. You may find us online at www.midwestsecurityandfire.com or call 218-825-8844 for more information.

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Crime Never Takes A Vacation

Security & Surveillance Brainerd Lakes MN Alarm Systems

Our economy has spurred a  increase in burglaries and home invasions across the country, with agencies reporting an increase in 2010 after falling for a number of years. What is especially troubling is that these crimes have increased in the suburbs and small towns – places where it rarely happened before.

 Three keys to making sure that your home is secure. The first is simple: Use some common sense. Don’t post vacation plans on Facebook and don’t post vacation photos while still on vacation. Many burglaries are committed by someone you know or by someone connected to someone you know. Letting the world know that you’re not home is an easy way to become a target.

The second key is to make your home a less attractive target than your neighbor’s home. Sounds crazy, but if you and your neighbor are being chased by a dog, you don’t need to be faster than the dog, just your neighbor. Make your home a less attractive target and thieves will go somewhere else. Steps to making your home less attractive to burglars include cutting shrubs and properly lighting the inside and outside of your home.

The third key is to secure the exterior of your home.  . It is estimated that  85 percent of all break-ins are through a door. Secure your doors and you greatly increase your likelihood of success against a burglar. Alarms are a great addition to your home’s security. Security does not need to cost a lot, it just needs to work. Anyone that tells you otherwise is taking you for a ride. With a little common sense and a little effort you can effectively secure your home.

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Fire Alarm Installation completed at Harding Place

Harding Place Fire Alarm Installation

Midwest Security & Fire, Inc. recently completed the installation of a new fire alarm system at Harding Place in Harding MN. The installation involved complete removal of the old fire alarm originally installed in the late 1960’s and installation of an Edwards Vigilant control panel, pull stations, smoke and heat sensors, and the Genesis line of horn/strobes from Edwards. The Fire alarm system  is also connected to the buildings sprinkler system to monitor the flow of water, tamper, and supervisory conditions including the fire pump operations.

Harding Place is an older facility and the installation presented many challenges which were overcome by the experience and knowledge of our staff. This new system with provide for the saftey and protection of the residents and staff for many years to come.

We would like to thank the Residents and Staff for thier patience and cooperation during the installation. We would also like to thank the staff at Horizon Health  for the great work they do for the Seniors, Developmentaly Disabled, and Veterans throughout our communities.

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Virtual Keypad Application

Security systems MN Minnesota

Midwest Security and Fire is pleased to announce release of the new Virtual Keypad Application. Available to all Midwest Security & Fire customers with InTouch or MyAccess features. Call us today at 218-825-8844 for details and activation on your system.

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Home Security Systems Brainerd, Wadena, Park Rapids, Minneapolis & St. Paul

Home Security Brochure from the Brainerd Police Department

This has been a very busy year  at Midwest Security & Fire. Our company has been working on many residential and commercial security, fire, surveillance, and access control installations. We have been very fortunate that we have great residential and commercial customers and are blessed to live in such a great area of Minnesota.

This week we installed a new access control system at the Brainerd Police Department. Thier system is designed to monitor and control access to doors and areas of the building. The existing system was from a national company that had installed equipment that only they could work on, and had become obsolete in just the few years it had been installed. The repairs and maintenence to the system were to costly for them to continue. Midwest Security & Fire was able to replace the access system with a high quality and cost effective system  by one of the Worlds most popular access control manufactures. The Brainerd Police Department can now have local, prompt, and cost effective security service. Thats the way it should be!

While there at the installation, I found the brouchure in the picture on a rack in the lobby. Its is a great resource and has many good security tips. I thought the photo and caption in the brochure “Unmonitored alarms are of little use” speaks to what we have said for years. Law enforcment agencies and insurance companies have been saying for years that one of the best ways to protect your home or business is with a monitored security system.

About Midwest Security & Fire

Midwest Security & Fire is an authorized Security Pro Dealer and is a licensed, bonded, and insured Technology Systems Contractor. We are a local family owned business since 1978 and proudly support the communities we serve. We have been featured in several publications for our design and installation experience.

In recent years, we were selected by General Electric as the award winner for the Best Integrated System and Security Pro Dealer of the Year. We are excited about these achievements and look forward to putting our experience to work for your family.

 You may find out more about our company and the products and services we provide by visiting our website at www.midwestsecurityandfire.com.

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Residential Security Systems in Crosslake and Nisswa MN

Call Today for our special offers.

Midwest Security & Fire has been installing residential security systems for over 32 years now. Security systems provide much more than just door and window sensors. We offer security, fire detection, water and temperature detection, surveillance and more. Our new systems offer harwired and wireless sensors and no phone line is needed for our systems.

We install Security Systems, Fire Alarms, Surveillance and Camera Systems, Access and Card Access Systems throughout Minnesota.From  Brainerd to St Paul and St. Cloud, Nisswa, Crosslake, Park Rapids, Wadena, Little Falls, Pillager, Aitkin, and most areas in between we have coverage.  Call today for your free security review at 1-800-525-1203 or visit us on the web at www.midwestsecurityandfire.com

About us

Midwest Security & Fire is an authorized Security Pro Dealer and is a licensed, bonded, and insured Technology Systems Contractor. We are a local family owned business since 1978 and proudly support the communities we serve. We have been featured in several publications for our design and installation experience. In recent years, we were selected by General Electric as the award winner for the Best Integrated System and Security Pro Dealer of the Year. We are excited about these achievements and look forward to putting our experience to work for your family.

You may find out more about our company and the products and services we provide by visiting our website at www.midwestsecurityandfire.com.

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